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Posted 18 October 2019 - 07:53 PM

Good Afternoon,

We are a dry shelling facility and want to give the floors a good clean, but due to being a dry facility pressure washing is out because of splashing, and buffing may do the same thing. Thought about environmental testing after for documentation, is any one familiar with a way to go about this? Perhaps a machine that keeps the splash contained? Thank you!



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Posted 18 October 2019 - 08:04 PM

Mopping? We are dry too. We do Mopping with Quat Ammonia mixed with water.


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Posted 18 October 2019 - 08:06 PM

Current client uses a fast drying floor machine that runs a quick 2 step process, works great!


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Posted 18 October 2019 - 08:08 PM

Wanted to do a really deep clean, that equal to like pressure washing for any bulid up. Do you perhaps know of any recourse off hand you have that I could read to get us more comfortable with our options regarding that? Thank you for responding btw :) 



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Posted 18 October 2019 - 08:33 PM

I would hire a specialized company, to be honest.



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Posted 18 October 2019 - 09:12 PM

If your company has the means invest in a zamboni type floor cleaning unit.  If the company doesn't want to put up that kind of money rent a unit.  Some rental companies can even provide some expertise in the unit and cleaning agent that would work best in your application.

 

I will tell you, we use a zamboni type unit which has some ozone generator on it.  The cleaning is OK, not great.  Areas that are really dirty we pre-spray chlorine solution on that area before the zamboni unit drives over it. 

 

There's no splashing, or residual water leftover.  Just some wetness on the ground which dries in a matter of minutes.

 

A cheap method is stiff bristle brush.  Spray chlorine solution on the floor, brush, and follow it with a mop.  You don't want to be using a lot of water prior or with the brushing to keep splash and splatter minimized.  You will have to clean or replace the brush head and mop frequently with this method.



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Posted 19 October 2019 - 09:05 AM

Our practice is to periodically at the end of each shift carry out mops and scrapping to dry. Mix water with chlorine. Carry out deep cleaning manually with a brush - a cheap way or using a mop machine.
Because our production area only consists of 4 lines and is not extensive.


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Posted 21 October 2019 - 04:05 PM

The zamboni style cleaners are great. We are also a shelling facility and we use it daily. Scheduled floor sanitations, we use mops/stiff bristle brush with quats/water mix as per instruction. With the zamoni in place, you will find your floor stays very clean and keeps build up from occurring.



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